Deepika Padukone often talks openly about mental health and depression. Recently, during a ‘Voice Chat Room’ session, Deepika has spoken openly about her depression. Deepika says that my depression started in February 2014. That was the time in my life when I was completely broken inside. At that time, I felt emptiness inside, life without any meaning. Life seemed to have no meaning or purpose. She was getting weak both physically and mentally.
‘Mother understood seeing me crying’
Deepika Padukone further says, ‘These things were going on for many days, weeks and months. In the meantime, my family came to Mumbai to meet me. While these people were going back and packing their bags, I went to their room and suddenly started crying. Seeing me crying, mother understood that she was in some trouble. Mother also asked me what happened, but I was not in such a position at that time to give some reasons to her. But it was my mother’s experience and presence of mind, due to which I could come out of this problem.
Deepika further says that there is not a day when I do not think about mental health. I am always afraid that I may go back to the same situation somewhere. Because of this, I get full sleep. I exercise, eat well, drink plenty of water. I do all these things everyday. So that I may be alive.